NRCS Idaho announces application deadline for EQIP funding

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service operations in Idaho will accept project applications under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program’s current funding cycle through Jan. 18. The deadline applies to currently funded special projects, national initiatives and Regional Conservation Partnership projects.

NRCS Idaho said in a news release that it accepts EQIP applications continuously, but only those received by Jan. 18 will be considered for funding during the current cycle. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed in subsequent cycles.

EQIP helps agricultural producers complete resource conservation projects and make conservation-related management changes on their farms or ranches. Conservation program participation is voluntary, and helps private landowners and operators defray installation and other costs.